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Second Life's Open Source Fairy Tale

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OSS

Developers have no guarantees when they open source an application. In many cases, they don't know who will use it, nor do they know how things will progress. The fairy tale version is that developers will flock to the recently open sourced application and begin to work with it, immediately.

People Behind KDE: Cyrille Berger

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KDE

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to France to meet a developer who likes polishing, someone who loves to create images only to filter them out - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Cyrille Berger.

PCLinuxOS Magazine February 2007 Released

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PCLOS

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the February 2007 issue (#6) is available for download!

Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

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Linux
Reviews

Earlier this week Microsoft finally shipped its Vista "Longhorn" operating system, which has been receiving a fair amount of attention from traditional media sources. However, if Windows is not your thing Fedora 7 Test 1 is now out.

Xgl/Compiz in Mandriva 2007 Free

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HowTos

Xgl is a hardware accelerated X-server created by Novell. Thanks to the abilities of modern graphics cards, it uses three-dimensional rendering, which opens up a whole new bunch of possibilities for modern computer desktops.

HOWTO: Set up Feisty for speed BETA

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HowTos

Since the release cycle is halfway through, and since Herd 3 looks more or less “stable,” it’s probably fair to start tweaking it, and seeing how it responds.

First and ten: the technology behind the Super Bowl broadcast

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Misc

Ever wondered how that first down stripe worked? Ars takes a look at some of the technology that goes into the most-watched television broadcast in the US.

Novell, Microsoft Staff Up Interoperability Lab

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Microsoft
SUSE

When Novell and Microsoft announced their unlikely partnership, a part of the arrangement that got little attention at the time was that they'd create a joint research facility, where both company's technical experts would collaborate on new joint software solutions. Now, they're staffing up.

Also: Microsoft Exec Wanted To Mask Linux Report Sponsorship, E-Mails Reveal
And: Microsoft to release ODF document converter

Boot to Linux From Your Media Player

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Linux

Wizpy player has the usual music/video capabilities--plus a bootable version of Linux, a browser, productivity apps, and more.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are for FUDCon!

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Linux

In Boston this weekend? Are you a Linux and freedom loving geek that doesn’t have anything to do? Perhaps you should be thinking of joining us at FUDCon 2007 in Boston.

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What a difference a strategy and 3 months will make

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Linux

Wondering what the Oracle announcement of Unbreakable Linux has done for Oracle, and to Red Hat? The results aren't pretty, but the company getting pounded might surprise you:

Interesting Graph

BBC web TV revamp: Linux and Apple are in, Free music is out...

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Web

The BBC has announced its web TV plan will provisionally go ahead, despite concern from media watchdog Ofcom over how the launch would affect the UK's commercial telly.

Also: Calling all Brits…again

The succession problem and open source

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OSS

The history of computing is the history of entrepreneurs. Open source does not have any big time entrepreneurs. Its visionaries, like Linus Torvalds, Bruce Perens and Richard Stallman, sit outside the corporate culture. Open source is not designed to create kingdoms, but democracies.

“2007: the year of open source”

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OSS

David Plain, Practice Manager for Novell in Scotland, believes that 2007 will be the year open source software proves its commercial viability in the wider marketplace.

Declaring Open Source

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OSS

The U.S. Code is the operating system of our system of government, the line-by-line instructions that govern our federal government. The code contains provisions for pretty much everything you can think of and lots of stuff that causes wonderment about its inclusion. But, if you search the U.S. Code for the phrase “open source” you’re not going to find anything.

Collaborative work with OpenOffice: PengYou

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Software

Quite some time ago I was searching for the possibility to have a server side storage for documents, and to work on them together with others. Sure, in principal you can realize that with KOffice and kparts where you access and store all data over ssh on a server. But first of all that is not supported by OpenOffice, and it would be cool to have this also with some kind of web interface to check the versions of the documents, etc. So I continued my search - and found PengYou.

Seeing the Dawn of Vista by the Light of Open Source

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Linux

In this article, Mark Rais shares how the new release of MS Vista even more effectively conveys the benefits of OSS.

Get your geek and groove on

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Linux

Artistic geeks often find creative ways to combine technology and art. A love for good software and beautiful guitars is what inspired Canadian luthier Mark Kett to begin the Linux Guitar Project. Kett had an idea for a travel guitar and through some brainstorming came up with the idea for an "open source" electric guitar -- designed from the ground up by community consensus and fitted with Linux technology.

Jono Bacon: Make videos, win stuff

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OSS

Technalign and Canonical have hooked together for a competition for all you orange sunglasses wearing, kilted, Lost-loving video makers, and the rest of us who fancy a go at making videos. Send in a decent video and you could bag a prize.

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